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Old 05-19-2020, 08:50 PM
 
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If you told me a global pandemic would be the push I needed to go back to get my doctorate, I would have laughed in your face. But that's exactly where I am right now.

I have made the decision to take a two and a half leave of absence from teaching to pursue my Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in secondary math.

I made this decision because I was offered an assistantship that covers my tuition and gives me a stipend. I have also worked it out with the college to allow me to perform my assistantship remotely for at least the first semester (which is a moot point now as the university will most likely be remote in the Fall anyway).

I also made this decision out of an abundance of caution because I am still immunocompromised because of my ongoing radiation treatment for my cancer. And it provides me more flexibility in my schedule so I don't have to get a sub every time I need treatment (which is twice a week right now).

I'm very excited to start down this new journey and see where the road takes me.


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Congratulations to you
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Congratulations to you!

Life is about always moving forward, your post is inspiring.
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Great for you! Lemons into lemonade Best of luck on your new journey.
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Congratulations!
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Good for you! So happy to hear of this silver lining!


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Old 05-20-2020, 04:32 AM
 
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Wow, congrats!
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Congratulations!
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That's wonderful! i hope you have the experience of a lifetime.
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How exciting!
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What a wonderful goal! Good luck on your journey
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Congratulations! I hope you enjoy every minute of your new path. How exciting!!
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Old 05-20-2020, 04:57 PM
 
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Congratulations!!🍾🍾🍾 I would say this is perfect timing and the Universe has conspired greatly in your favor.


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Plans?
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Should be interesting and timing seems good.

I'm wondering what your reason is for pursuing this particular degree? What will it enable you do in the future? In other words, I'm curious about what your career goal is and how this degree fits in.
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I am so happy for you. It sounds like a perfect use of your time and talents for the next season of life.
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Best of luck to you, soon-to-be Doctor Teacher_Twins!
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Congrats!
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Congratulations! Best of luck to you!
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It sounds
Old 05-24-2020, 11:45 AM
 
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like a wonderful plan and the perfect fit for you. Best wishes.
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